Smart enough for a Smartphone?

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There are PDA phones, smartphones and mobile phones. Which one is for you?

In the vast market of mobile phones, ranging from the pure mobile phone to the versatile smartphones, how would you know which one to get? The answer is pure and simple, but more often than not, we tend to overlook this criteria: our need. Not the need to have the fanciest or the latest phone and more importantly, not the need to have the most expensive one. The need I’m referring to is our everyday need. What will we use our mobile phone for? Is it for constant e-mailing or editing of word documents, or for pure texting and occasional phone conversations? What is it for? While the PDA phones and smartphones do look fancy, and has that sophisticated, high-tech appeal to it, they are also likewise expensive. Too expensive for the average Joe who could spend the extra cash on more important items such as load or….more load =) However, if you do need the added functionality of a word processor and connectivity, then the smartphone or PDA phone is the way to go.

The only difference between the two is the input method wherein the smartphone usually has the full QWERTY keypad as opposed to the PDA which uses the touchscreen to input data. Using the QWERTY keypad may seem daunting at first, but this is where smartphones  outperform one another. Better smartphone architecture and build are easier to use than those lanky ones.

Of course we can’t forget the convenience of use. Mobile phone, need less to say, are easier to carry around and use with one hand. Smartphones, on the other hand, can still be operated with one hand, but you’ll find it more efficient to use two hands. PDA phone, likewise, can be used with either one hand or two hands. For texting purposes, nothing beats a mobile phone, but for e-mail and connectivity, the smart/PDA phone is the way to go.

So, are you smart enough for a smartphone or would you rather stick with the mobile phone? Heck, with the rate at which technology is developing, mobile phones don’t seem so outdated as compared to smartphones nowadays. Just take your pick and choose the one that best suits your lifestyle and needs.

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